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From TheJournal.ie Pressure on staff and infrastructure in maternity services at Irish hospitals, according to HIQA reports New Babies

Pressure on staff and infrastructure in maternity services at Irish hospitals, according to HIQA reports

The Health Information and Quality Authority identified a number of areas for improvement to ensure that maternity services remain safe.

From TheJournal.ie Dr Anthony O'Connor: History matters, but the record numbers on trolleys should trump commemoration debates Opinion

Dr Anthony O'Connor: History matters, but the record numbers on trolleys should trump commemoration debates

Why are we fighting the battles of the past rather than honouring the ideals of the Republic?

From TheJournal.ie 760 people on hospital trolleys for second day in a row as overcrowding continues Day Two

760 people on hospital trolleys for second day in a row as overcrowding continues

University Hospital Limerick is worst affected with 75 people on trolleys.

From TheJournal.ie 'The system remains under pressure': HSE continues to advise staying away from hospitals with flu symptoms HOSPITAL CRISIS

'The system remains under pressure': HSE continues to advise staying away from hospitals with flu symptoms

University Hospital Kerry will be cancelling all elective surgery for this week due to high patient numbers.

From TheJournal.ie It's the worst ever day for trolley overcrowding in Irish hospitals since records began, INMO says Health Service

It's the worst ever day for trolley overcrowding in Irish hospitals since records began, INMO says

There were 92 patients waiting for a bed at University Hospital Limerick, alone.

From TheJournal.ie 'A national scandal': 2019 was the worst year on record for hospital overcrowding as 118,000 went without a bed Hospital Overcrowding

'A national scandal': 2019 was the worst year on record for hospital overcrowding as 118,000 went without a bed

Over 1,300 of the patients were children younger than 16.

From TheJournal.ie There's a 'significant' 11.8% increase in the number of people on trolleys this winter Flu Season

There's a 'significant' 11.8% increase in the number of people on trolleys this winter

“200 more people a day tend an Emergency Department now than when I became Minister for Health,” Harris claimed today.

From TheJournal.ie Trolley numbers for this year are the highest since records began, INMO says Trolley Crisis

Trolley numbers for this year are the highest since records began, INMO says

The INMO said today that over 108,300 people have gone without beds so far this year.

From TheJournal.ie Patients on trolleys moved from overcrowded Limerick ED after unannounced fire officer visit Overcrowding

Patients on trolleys moved from overcrowded Limerick ED after unannounced fire officer visit

The senior fire officer visited after concerns were raised about the number of trolleys in corridors in the ED.

From TheJournal.ie 'Failing Ireland's children': Hospitals postpone surgeries due to virus, flu and vomiting bug outbreaks Emergency Departments

'Failing Ireland's children': Hospitals postpone surgeries due to virus, flu and vomiting bug outbreaks

Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin hit out against the Taoiseach today stating that waiting lists for children are “quite shocking”.

From TheJournal.ie Anti-smoking policy at two Dublin maternity hospitals being flouted by patients and visitors Smoking

Anti-smoking policy at two Dublin maternity hospitals being flouted by patients and visitors

In 2013, the Coombe, the Rotunda and the National Maternity Hospital became tobacco-free campuses.

From TheJournal.ie Hospital consultants to ballot for industrial action if govt doesn't provide 'concrete proposals' Industrial Action

Hospital consultants to ballot for industrial action if govt doesn't provide 'concrete proposals'

The IMO said it is setting a 21-day deadline for the receipt of serious proposals.

From TheJournal.ie Over 1,300 nursing and midwifery posts in Irish hospitals are being left vacant INMO

Over 1,300 nursing and midwifery posts in Irish hospitals are being left vacant

One in six midwifery posts are being left vacant.

From TheJournal.ie Children who swallowed foreign objects accounted for over 2,000 hospital attendances since 2015 Foreign Objects

Children who swallowed foreign objects accounted for over 2,000 hospital attendances since 2015

These figures were released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

From TheJournal.ie Record high number of patients waiting for hospital appointments in Ireland Crisis

Record high number of patients waiting for hospital appointments in Ireland

The number of patients waiting for a hospital appointment has jumped by more than 40,000 people in 2019.

From TheJournal.ie Three-day strike by hospital support staff deferred after intervention of Labour Court Hospitals

Three-day strike by hospital support staff deferred after intervention of Labour Court

The issue centres on a dispute between the workers and the HSE over pay rises.

From TheJournal.ie 'Disgrace': Record high in number of people waiting for outpatient appointments Hospitals

'Disgrace': Record high in number of people waiting for outpatient appointments

556,411 patients were waiting for their first outpatient consultation at the end of May.

From TheJournal.ie Worst April on record as 10,000 people forced to wait on hospital trolleys and chairs last month Trolley Watch

Worst April on record as 10,000 people forced to wait on hospital trolleys and chairs last month

Some 106 children were among those waiting without a bed.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's about creating a system that's kind': HSE piloting scheme for homeless patients in hospitals Dignity

'It's about creating a system that's kind': HSE piloting scheme for homeless patients in hospitals

It comes as new stats show over 2,000 cases where a homeless person has been discharged from hospital in the past seven years.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should sugary snacks and drinks be banned from hospital vending machines? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should sugary snacks and drinks be banned from hospital vending machines?

New proposals would see such products removed from hospital vending machines.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: How do you feel about religious symbols in hospitals? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How do you feel about religious symbols in hospitals?

A new report has suggested that they be removed if a patient requests it.

From TheJournal.ie 'Simply appalling': Record high in number of people waiting for outpatient appointments Record Numbers

'Simply appalling': Record high in number of people waiting for outpatient appointments

Figures could rise again next month, due to the fallout from the nurses’ strike.

From TheJournal.ie Talks over nurses' strike end at Labour Court Industrial Action

Talks over nurses' strike end at Labour Court

Talks broke up this evening with no commitments for the nurses to call off the action.

From TheJournal.ie Day three of nurses' strike: INMO denies that pay increases would lead to public sector 'free-for-all' Industrial Unrest

Day three of nurses' strike: INMO denies that pay increases would lead to public sector 'free-for-all'

Three more strikes are due to take place next Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie Nurses to meet tomorrow to discuss adding further strike dates Industrial Action

Nurses to meet tomorrow to discuss adding further strike dates

Nurses and midwives held their first 24 hours of a full strike on Wednesday this week.

From TheJournal.ie 'The relationship between nurses and the HSE is like a bad marriage': Nurses on strike all over country Picket Lines This post contains videos

'The relationship between nurses and the HSE is like a bad marriage': Nurses on strike all over country

The dispute centres on pay, conditions and staffing levels.

From TheJournal.ie Most people don't support changing hospital names to remove religious references Our Lady Of Lourdes This post contains videos

Most people don't support changing hospital names to remove religious references

Locals recently protested the proposed name change of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.

From TheJournal.ie Psychiatric nurses to strike in February over 'recruitment and retention crisis' Industrial Action

Psychiatric nurses to strike in February over 'recruitment and retention crisis'

They join members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation who are also due to go on strike.

From TheJournal.ie 'Indiscriminate and widespread destruction': Ambulances repeatedly targeted in Syria War Tactics

'Indiscriminate and widespread destruction': Ambulances repeatedly targeted in Syria

How the ‘weaponisation of healthcare’ is being used as a war tactic.

From TheJournal.ie #WeAreWorking: Doctors and nurses remind Leo of their sacrifices over the Christmas period ImAtWorkLeo

#WeAreWorking: Doctors and nurses remind Leo of their sacrifices over the Christmas period

Varadkar felt the ire of frontline staff in November this month when he suggested that consultants should not take holidays in the first week of the year.

From TheJournal.ie Nurses are the victims in 70% of assaults in Irish hospitals At Risk

Nurses are the victims in 70% of assaults in Irish hospitals

Figures from the HSE show how frequently nursing staff are assaulted.

From TheJournal.ie 'People crying in the ward alone': Patients describe their experiences in Irish hospitals Healthcare

'People crying in the ward alone': Patients describe their experiences in Irish hospitals

Patients have highlighted issues with communication from their doctors and the discharge process.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris acknowledges there is 'more work to be done' as inpatient waiting lists fall across Ireland Daycase Access Plan

Simon Harris acknowledges there is 'more work to be done' as inpatient waiting lists fall across Ireland

The number of patients waiting more than 9 months for treatment has reduced by 38%.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'An enormous burden falls on the shoulders of our nurses in Ireland' Opinion

Opinion: 'An enormous burden falls on the shoulders of our nurses in Ireland'

Our healthcare system in Ireland needs our nurses more than ever but measuring their performance has not been a priority, says former INMO General Secretary Liam Doran.

From TheJournal.ie Nurses and doctors should not be on Christmas holidays in the first weeks of January - Taoiseach Hospital Shut Down

Nurses and doctors should not be on Christmas holidays in the first weeks of January - Taoiseach

The Taoiseach says hospitals effectively close down over the Christmas period and that needs to end.

From TheJournal.ie 'Perfect storm' will see over 1,000 people on trolleys this winter Warning

'Perfect storm' will see over 1,000 people on trolleys this winter

The IMO has said the situation won’t be due to a “flu crisis”, rather a “failure of policy”.

From TheJournal.ie HSE reviewing hospitals built by WBS but says there are currently 'no safety concerns' Building Inspections

HSE reviewing hospitals built by WBS but says there are currently 'no safety concerns'

The company was involved in the construction of the extension to Beaumont Hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 10,000 over-75s left lying on trolleys for more than 24 hours in first eight months of year Crisis

Almost 10,000 over-75s left lying on trolleys for more than 24 hours in first eight months of year

Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly said the situation is far worse than last year.

From TheJournal.ie HSE spent €600,000 last year on debt collectors to chase patients for unpaid bills Final Notice

HSE spent €600,000 last year on debt collectors to chase patients for unpaid bills

The Irish Cancer Society recently called for the government to abolish inpatient charges for cancer patients in the forthcoming Budget.

From TheJournal.ie 'Worst August on record' for hospital overcrowding with almost 8,000 on trolleys Nursing Vacancies

'Worst August on record' for hospital overcrowding with almost 8,000 on trolleys

The HSE has said it regrets any delays experienced by patients.

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